Commercial EV Chargers – 4 Types
The 4 Types of Commercial EV Chargers
There are many different brands but only 4 main types, subsequently known as levels of the Commercial EV Chargers. As a result, each of these Station Installations are in used for specific uses. What is the right choice for you? Is it for a business, a commercial property, a hotel. Here at Delta Energy Solutions we can help you determine. For instance, of the 4 levels, certainly one is the better choice. These Commercial EV Chargers are:
- Level 1 – A level 1 AC charger is the equivalent of plugging an EV into a standard 120 volt outlet. While convenient and inexpensive to install these chargers take up to 12 hours to charge an average EV, which may be too long for some impatient EV owners.
- Level 2 – The level 2 charger also uses AC current but provides 240 volts instead of 120. As such they can recharge a standard EV in 3 to 5 hours rather than the 12 or so it would take with a level 1 charger. Level 2 chargers are popular because they’re relatively fast, widely compatible with many different EVs and relatively affordable to install.
- Level 3 – The level 3 charger is known as the “Fast Charger”. Typically you can recharge your EV in under and hour with a level 3 DC Fast Charger. If there’s a drawback it’s that they are considerably more expensive than other chargers and that, as of this writing, not compatible with all EVs
- Level 4 – The level 4 EV charger is made by Tesla specifically for their electric vehicles. There’s a proprietary plug that simply isn’t compatible with other makes and models of EVS and so you’d have to have a compelling reason to install a level 4 charger at your hotel.
Contact us now to schedule a site assessment and see which level of Commercial EV Chargers will best suit your business requirements. Our site assessment package includes a system design and estimate for you.
We here at Delta Energy Solutions can help you in choosing the correct Commercial EV Chargers. The end final result will be money back in your pocket.